We were in Val d’Isère for Sunday’s Col de l’Iseran “bike-only” day and I decided to spend Saturday exploring up high and off-the-beaten-track.
I often call the Vercors the most under-rated cycling region in the Alps. The massif to the south-west of Grenoble…
Map of over a hundred French Alps and Jura Mountains cycling climbs. Links to details for each climb (map, photo, description, elevation chart, etc)
I had previously thought that Col du Tourmalet (2115 metres) was the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenées, but in fact it is Port de Boucharo (2270 metres).